Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

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Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel returns your hiking boots and shoes to their original color and returns water-proofedness. This sponge-on application removes water attracting dirt and contaminants to reinvigorate the DWR finish. Sponge-on application is handy for footwear that can't be thrown in the washing machine! Safe for leathers and GORE-TEX(R) footwear.-- Designed specifically to clean breathable waterproof footwear-- Removes dirt and stains for cosmetic as well as water-repelling improvement-- Safe for suede, nubuck, smooth-finish leathers as well as synthetic and GORE-TEX(R) footwear-- With regular use of the Cleaning Gel you'll find you don't need to re-waterproof as often!-- Easy to apply by hand, let dry naturally, no dryer or heat required-- Water-based, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-flammable, non-hazardous-- Contains no fluorocarbons

- OMCgear

Cleans all types of leisure, lifestyle and sports shoes and boots. Revitalising cleaner for all footwear. Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel removes dirt and helps to release stains, improves the appearance of dirty footwear, prepares the footwear for proofing with an appropriate footwear product, prolongs the life and performance of all types of footwear, maintains breathability, and is ideal for footwear with breathable linings e.g. Gore-Tex. 4.2 oz.

- Appalachian Outdoors

The Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel is a safe product to use on breathable waterproof footwear as it does not leave water attracting (hydrophilic) residues, which lead to fabric and leather absorbing water and 'wetting out'. Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel removes water absorbent dirt and stains picked up during use; this revitalizes Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and causes water to bead on the outer surface. Once the breathability of your footwear is revived your feet will be dry and comfortable.


The safe cleaner for all waterproof outdoor and sports footwear. Your waterproof footwear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. Through use, the outer surface of footwear will pick up contaminants, such as dirt, which attract water. This masks the effect of any Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating, leading to footwear 'wetting out' in wet or damp conditions.